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A glimpse into the future

January 2019 (magazine)By

For many people, being asked to solve their retirement planning problems is akin to being asked to build their own car

daniel ben ami

Double standards on trade

January 2019 (magazine)By

No wonder the discussion of trade is in such a tangle. The terminology around the subject is almost designed to cause confusion.

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Brussels People – Lieve Wierinck: Building on Europe’s scientific base

January 2019 (magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

Lieve Wierinck’s main political passion is ensuring the EU takes full practical advantage of Europe’s excellent scientific base

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Brussels People: Sven Giegold, MEP

December 2018 (magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

While he derives some satisfaction from advances in green energy and the like, Sven Giegold is unhappy that most global investment can still be classed as environmentally unsustainable. 

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Letter from the US: REITS a good long-term bet, says study

December 2018 (magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Investors have lost some of their enthusiasm for US REITs – real-estate investment trusts – after their poor performance in the third quarter. From July to September, the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs index gained 0.5%, compared with a 7.6% return for S&P 500 over the same period. The return of the REITs index has trailed behind S&P 500 by more than seven percentage points for the first three quarters of the year.

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Letter from the US: Controversial nomination for PBGC

November 2018 (magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

How do you fix a pension programme that has liabilities of $67.3bn (€58.4bn) and assets of only $2.3bn? 

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sviatoslav rosov

Guest Viewpoint: Sviatoslav Rosov, CFA Institute

January 2019 (magazine)By

The statistics on public market participation by corporations over the past two decades make grim reading. The US had 14% fewer exchange-listed firms in 2012 than in 1975 

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Guest viewpoint: Simon Lewis, AFME

December 2018 (magazine)

Europe’s capital markets are facing some of their toughest challenges since the global financial crisis 

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Long Term Matters: What do Facebook’s investors care?

January 2019 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

Mark Zuckerberg “is a bigger threat to American democracy than Donald Trump”, says David Runciman, professor of politics at Cambridge University

Long Term Matters: What should investors do about authoritarian governments?

December 2018 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

In October, I wrote that investors would soon have to choose between backing social justice or going along with authoritarian- ism. I was not expecting that the choice would come so quickly

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from our perspective pension roads to rome

From Our Perspective: Pension roads to Rome

May 2017 (Magazine)

Around the beginning of the 2000s enthusiasm for pension funding was at a high. As Germany took measures to unwind the cosy ‘Rhineland capitalism’ cross-share-holdings, book reserve pension liabilities seemed like yesterday’s solution

From Our Perspective: Two decades of shifting perspectives

April 2017 (Magazine)

This spring marks 20 years since the first issue of IPE. Our founders Piers Diacre and Fennell Betson started this publication with an assumption that funded pension systems would become more widespread in time, leading to increased diversification and a need for clear, well-researched and well-presented information.

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